Opioid use disorder is a medical condition characterized by a problematic pattern of opioiduse that causes clinically significant impairment or distress. It often includes a strong desire to use opioids, increased tolerance to opioids, and withdrawal syndrome when opioids are abruptly discontinued. Addiction and dependence are components of a substance use disorder and addiction represents the most severe form of the disorder.
Opioid dependence can manifest as physical dependence, psychological dependence, or both.She posted a photo of the emotional moment on Facebook in hopes of warning others to stay away from the deadly drug. Sherri Kent’s son, Michael, was just 22 years old. Fentanyl is a man-made opioid that can be used as a replacement for high-grade heroin.
“I just want everyone to know that my son Michael overdosed on Fentanyl,” she wrote in the Facebook post. My son was not an addict he made a mistake that cost him his life. I just want to make everyone aware of the epidemic that’s goin (sic) on right now. It’s out of control and there is no way to protect our children from this other than to warn them of the dangers of drug use today.”
Father God, we thank you for all of creation and we thank you for the gift of our Family, Friends and Loved ones in our lives. We thank you that we can be a blessing to them, and that they can in return can be a blessing to us when needed. We thank you for the gift of Jesus Christ, and also for the sacrifice of Jesus for all of our sins. We praise You God, Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ.
Lord, you as our creator, we trust in your name so we call for your help day and night. Lord, you know how I feel every moment when I think of (Name Here). It hurts to see (Name Here) being ill both physically and mentally from the effects of drugs.
Will you pray?